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Las Mellizas

Intermediate
 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An out-and-back run on a lovely trail to "The Twins".


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3.4

Miles

5.4

KM

68%

Runnable

3,675' 1,120 m

High

2,690' 820 m

Low

1,141' 348 m

Up

1,142' 348 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Not recommended in winter.

Overview

This route features great running from a remote, undiscovered lagoon up to "The Twins".

Need to Know

You need to contact el Ruso at EcoTraful to coordinate the boat tour.

Runner Notes

The trail is very well-marked with yellow blazes on the trees and rocks.

Description

This is a must for runners that make it down to Villa Traful. In order to run this trail, you need to cross the lake on a Boat Tour that will first show you around the Sinking Forest. Due to a sinking tectonic plate, the forest and lake are slowly sinking into the earth. Next, the tour will leave you for the whole day on the lakeside where the trailhead is.

The trail follows up a creek bed until you get to the col of the mountain. Here you can start seeing the first of two small lagoons "Las Mellizas", which translates to "The Twins". One has a greenish color to it, while the other is very blue.

You can trek around the first one until you get to the second one, I just runed to the lip of the first one before returning to have a great time with my family on the lake!

History & Background

Try to get down to the Sinking Forest, there is no other geological phenomena like that ALIVE!

Shared By:

Carlos Soto Molina

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The route to the Col is through dense undergrowth.
Feb 25, 2017 near Villa L…, AR

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